• PUSH convention challenges candidates

    PUSH convention challenges candidates

    July 1, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    CHICAGO – Delegates to the 32nd Annual Conference of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition grilled seven of the nine candidates seeking the Democratic Party presidential nomination and called for a change in the nation’s foreign and domestic priorities.

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  • High court upholds affirmative action

    High court upholds affirmative action

    July 1, 2003

    WASHINGTON – The grassroots movement that marched and rallied in defense of affirmative action over the last decade hailed the Supreme Court’s 5 to 4 decision, June 23, upholding race-conscious admissions programs at the University of...

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  • Health care access movement grows

    Health care access movement grows

    June 20, 2003 By Phil E. Benjamin

    Every Democratic Party presidential candidate is putting forward his or her ideas for national health care. Each one is calculated to look like a universal, fully accessible health care proposal. But each is also calculated to...

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  • Uninsured, overcharged

    Uninsured, overcharged

    June 20, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    CHICAGO – The Advocate hospital chain is the leading private provider of hospital services to the uninsured who live in Chicago and its Cook County suburbs. It also has the highest charges of any hospital group...

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  • Too much government spending?

    Too much government spending?

    June 20, 2003 By Art Perlo

    The Bush administration and Republican Congress want to strangle government spending. One purpose of the tax cuts (in addition to giving themselves and their wealthy supporters another break) is to starve the government and force further...

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